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ITC Introduces New Folding Tools

A cutting tool for creating a grove for folding Aluminium Composite Material (ACM)

For sign makers that process Di-Bond, Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has now expanded its range of Di-Bond folding tools with a new arrival. Adding to the existing folding tool series, the Tamworth manufacturer has introduced a helical flute Di-Bond folding tool. 

The new helical flute design complements the existing Di-Bond folding tool that is capable of folding Di-Bond and similar aluminium composite materials typically up to 5mm thick. The new helical flute tool has been developed with an extremely rigid tool body that allows the user to increase cutting speeds and feeds considerably. Adding to this, the helical flute design removes material from the component more efficiently with a smooth cutting action. The increased stability and rigidity of the helical flute tool combines with the cutting geometry to maximise material removal.

This new Di-Bond folding tool has a 10mm diameter with a precision shank diameter of 6mm with a 3mm wide flat. Naturally, the folding tool has an inclusive angle of 90° that is precision ground to ensure perfect folding of all your components. The tool has an overall length of 76mm and this incorporates a significant shank length that provides sufficient clamping area for your collets and chucks. Manufactured from a micro-grain solid carbide composition, the new helical flute tool demonstrates performance characteristics and tool life that are beyond compare.

For manufacturers that require standard or special Di-Bond folding tools, the existing range of straight flute tools is available with either a 90° or 135° inclusive angle with a 3mm flat. The existing product line of straight flute folding tools is available in metric and imperial dimensions. With a team of engineering experts that are supported by a UK manufacturing facility, ITC can manufacture folding tools to your exact specifications. This service offers customers a choice of alternative angles, varying flat sizes and a choice of shank diameters and lengths to suit your routing application and machine type.

For further details on how ITC can improve the performance of your folding processes, whether it is Di-Bond, ACM or any other type of material - please contact your local representative for more information.


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